Music at Midday series starts Wednesday
VAIL Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festivals Music at Midday chamber concert program at the Vail Interfaith Chapel opens Wednesday with musicians playing J.C. Bachs Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello. The Music at Midday series will feature three themed concerts: Melodic Mix, Winds of Wonder and Baroque Afternoon. With no more than five people on stage at once and a capacity of 200 guests, Music at Midday concerts are perfect for those who want a more intimate performance experience, said Bravo! organizers. All concerts begin at 12:30 p.m.Wednesday, Music at Midday I Melodic Mix will open with J.C. Bachs Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello, performed by cellist Ani Aznavoorian, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and flutist Eugenia Zukerman, Bravos! artistic director. Aznavoorian and Milenkovich will follow with Paganinis Duos for Violin & Cello. The concert will close with Mozarts Quartet for Strings in B-flat Major with violinist Benny Kim, playing his Stradivarius violin, dated 1732, and violist Toby Appel joining Aznavoorian and Milenkovich. Music at Midday II Winds of Wonder, on Wednesday, July 19, will open with a piece composed by Bravos! Composer-in-Residence, Kenji Bunch, who has been called a composer to watch by The New York Times. His aria for Solo Violin will be performed by violinist Chee-Yun. The spotlight of this concert will be the festivals debut of the electrifying Imani Winds. This unique group of five musicians has made it their mission to expand the boundaries of the traditional wind quintet and explore the links between European, African, and American music traditions. They adopt innovative percussive and dynamic techniques to make each one of their performances truly unique and alive. They will be performing Ligetis Sechs Bagatelles, Piazzollas Libertango, and Spirituals, arranged by Valerie Coleman. Music at Midday III Baroque Afternoon, on Monday, July 24, will feature pieces by J.S. Bach, Telemann and Handel. The concert will open with Bachs Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, performed by violinist Daniel Ching, and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh. Two Telemann pieces will follow, the first being Gulliver Suite for Two Violins, featuring Timothy Fain and Henry Gronnier of the Rossetti String Quartet. The second Telemann work, Trio in F Major for Flute, Horn and Continue, will feature flutist Eugenia Zukerman, horn Stewart Rose, cellist Joshua Gindele and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh. The Baroque Afternoon will close with Handels Sonata in B Minor for 2 Violins and Continuo with violinists Henry Gronnier and Timothy Fain, cellist Eric Gaenslen, and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh. Tickets for Music at Midday concerts are $21. To purchase tickets to these events or any other Bravo! events, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call (877) 812-5700.Vail Colorado
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